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Discover New York City’s oldest classic neighborhood bars that cling fiercely to their traditions. Drink where New York’s greatest artists, politicians, celebrities, and sports teams have gathered to revel in the spirit of these timeless taverns. See where countless movie scenes have taken place, sit where famous authors have found their inspiration, and drink where Abraham Lincoln Drank.
Join fellow travelers and locals on a journey back in time through New York City drinking history. In the heart of the East Village, learn how these bars survived prohibition and endured to become legends on the New York City social scene. Bond with fellow travelers over conversation and local ale where our nation’s greatest artists, politicians, celebrities, and sports teams have gathered to revel in the spirit of these timeless taverns.
This classic old bar tour begins at an enduring fixture in American culture that has been featured in countless movies, television commercials, and music videos. From here, walk through New York City Prohibition-Era politics to one of the most famous speakeasies, which later became the favorite venue of countless authors and celebrities, including John F. Kennedy and his son, who spent countless hours in the bar reconnecting with the father he never knew before his own tragic death. Finally, travel back in time to the days of Abraham Lincoln and visit the bar where he had a drink after his famous Cooper Union address, which propelled him into the presidential campaign that led to his election and the beginning of the U.S. Civil War.
Activity Duration: 3 hours, 1 mile
Activity Available: Every Monday and Saturday at 7:30 PM